Public Health Presentations, Events, and Outreach

Public Health Presentations, Events, and Outreach

Public Health Presentations: Mensah Medical physicians Albert Mensah, MD, and Judith Bowman, MD frequently attend public health presentations on various topics related to biochemical imbalances and emotional and physiological disorders. This page houses an archived list of both upcoming public health presentations as well as past public health presentations. It is made available for prospective patients, new patients, existing patients, general audiences, and practitioners.  To find upcoming outreach clinics or public health presentations please view the Google Calendar. Archived public health presentations are listed beneath the calendar.

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Upcoming Public Health Presentations

 

AutismOne Conference

Presented by Albert Mensah, MD

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Cassatt Room, 5300 N River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018

Talk Description: Targeted nutritional and biochemical interventions can help correct the root cause of a child’s learning/behavioral/developmental issues, moodiness, depression, anxiety, phobias, fears, trouble concentrating, restlessness, tantrums, and rage as they relate to autism. The science behind recent advances in biochemical, nutritional and genetic therapies will be presented along with information on digestive issues, heavy metal overload, brain inflammation, and nutrient deficiencies or overloads.

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Past Public Health Presentations

AutismOne Conference

Presented by Albert Mensah, MD

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015
Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Guggenheim Room, 5300 N River Road, Rosemont, Illinois, 60018 (view archived video on YouTube)

Talk Description: Discover how advanced nutrient therapy can significantly improve cognition, speech, and socialization in a child on the autism spectrum. Learn about the science behind this evidence-based therapy, which aims to reduce brain inflammation, oxidative stress, and normalize a child’s brain-body chemistry. Topics include information on distinctive biochemical imbalances including undermethylation, copper overload, elevated toxic metals, and other significant nutrient deficiencies and overloads. Genetics, epigenetics and environment will be discussed including gastrointestinal (GI) tract issues such as malabsorption, food sensitivities, and yeast overgrowth.

The William J. Walsh/Carl C. Pfeiffer Approach to Autism

Presented by Judith Bowman, MD

Date: March 22, 2015
Location: Bio-Balance Health Australia Public Outreach Conference in Outrigger Surfers Paradise (Australia)

The Walsh/Pfeiffer methodology incorporates the use of biochemical evaluation of brain dysregulation in addition to the treatment of gut and environmental stressors, targeting:

• The Reducing of Oxidative Stress
• Leaky Gut Issues and Malabsorption
• Metal Dysregulation
• Yeast / Fungal Dysmorphism and Dysbiosis
• Nutritional / Dietary dynamics and Rebalancing

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Public Seminars – Crystal Lake, Illinois

Presented by Albert Mensah, MD

Date: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Home State Bank, 611S S. Main Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Bio-Nutrient Therapy, An Evidence-Based Model for Autism Recovery: Advanced nutrient therapy can significantly improve cognition, speech, and socialization in a child on the autism spectrum. Albert Mensah, MD and Judith Bowman, MD will share their clinical experience applying evidence-based protocols in their medical practice. Topics include gastrointestinal (GI) tract issues such as malabsorption, food sensitivities, and yeast overgrowth. Individual patient case studies will be used to explain biochemical evaluation, individualized treatment approaches, and outcomes.

Debunking the Detox Myth

Presented by Albert Mensah, MD and Samantha Gilbert, Nutritional Therapist and Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner

Date: Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time: 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PST
Location: virtual webinar (view archived video on YouTube)

Considering a cleanse after your holiday indulgences? Dr. Mensah and nutritionist Samantha Gilbert agree that detox diets do little to help — and may even harm you. Before you sign up for the latest juice fast or elimination diet, it’s important to remember that dramatic dietary changes can result in nutrient deprivation and overloads, leading to unwanted changes in mood or behavior. Learn how to safely “detox” while maintaining nutritional balance in your body.

Nutrient Power: Advanced Methods to Heal Brain Disorders

Guest speaking appearance by Albert Mensah, MD

Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Chicago Marriott Oak Brook, Oak Brook, Illinois

The Walsh Research Institute’s Nutrient Power: Advanced Methods to Heal Brain Disorders national all-day symposium focusing on advanced nutrient therapies in balancing body and brain chemistry for individuals with ADHD, behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, autism and schizophrenia.

MTHFR and Mental Health: Understanding The Overall Effect of Individual Genetic Mutations (SNPs)

Date: Thursday, August 21, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PST
Location: virtual webinar (view archived video on YouTube)

Methylation is a biochemical process responsible for dozens of chemical reactions in the body and the brain. Not only is it essential to physical and mental health, but also influences an individual’s characteristics and traits. For example, undermethylation is associated with perfectionism, high accomplishment, OCD tendencies, and seasonal allergies. Persons who are overmethylated have a tendency to have excellent social skills, artistic or musical abilities, chemical and food sensitivities, and high anxiety. Severe methylation imbalances can also contribute to serious mental health disorders.

The popular genetic testing for MTHFR, MS, and other SNPs, are qualitative in nature but are limited in their ability to accurately determine the overall effect of individual genetic mutations. Learn how overall methylation status is critical for the treatment of autism, anxiety, behavioral/learning disorders, depression, bipolar, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

Facts & Myths About Pyrrole Disorder: Dr. Mensah Answers Your Questions

Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PST
Location: virtual webinar (view archived video on YouTube)

Join Albert Mensah, MD, as he debunks the common myths surrounding pyrrole disorder or pyroluria (also known as the “Mauve Factor”). About 10% of the population is unknowingly affected by this condition, and is commonly found in individuals with anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, alcoholism, ODD, and ADHD. Discover how pyrrole disorder can be easily diagnosed and treated by restoring the body with necessary nutrients.

 

“Think Wholistic! A Celebration of Health and Happiness”

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014
Time: 9 a.m.
Location:De Paul University, Naperville Campus, 150 West Warrenville Road, Naperville, IL 60563

Join Albert Mensah, MD, as he discusses integrative medicine from a biomedical viewpoint. Learn how health and happiness can be achieved through advanced nutrient therapy designed for the individual through biochemical analysis. Learn how epigenetics and genetics play a role in your overall health and happiness, and how a holistic lifestyle and balanced biochemistry can lead to wellness.

Beyond Medication: Individualized Nutrient Therapies for Mental and Behavioral Disorders

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m. CST
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL

Albert Mensah, MD, will describe the recent advances in biochemical, nutritional and genetic therapies that can effectively treat behavioral disorders, anxiety, panic disorder, depression (including postpartum), AD(H)D, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia without the use of medications. The science behind these therapies will be presented as well as the key micronutrients that are directly involved in the synthesis and regulation of neurotransmitters. Topics include the role of epigenetics in mental health, methylation, copper/zinc imbalance, heavy metal toxicity, and other significant deficiencies/overloads. Learn how advanced nutrient therapy (individualized vitamins, minerals and amino acids) can naturally repair and restore brain health.

Schizophrenia: An Orthomolecular Approach to Re-Balancing Brain & Body Chemistry

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PST
Location: virtual webinar (view archived video on YouTube)

Discover how an orthomolecular approach addresses the underlying causes of schizophrenia as they related to an individual’s unique biochemistry. Dr. Albert Mensah will present the biochemical classifications of schizophrenia, which are overmethylation, undermethylation, pyrrole disorder, and wheat/gluten intolerance. Topics include methylation imbalances, oxidative stress, nutritional deficiencies/overloads, metal metabolism dysfunction, heavy metal toxicity, allergies, and diet. Learn how advanced nutrient therapy (vitamins, minerals and amino acids) combined with a low dose atypical antipsychotic can improve both ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ symptoms, and reduce the side effects of medication.

Healing Depression & Bipolar with Advanced Nutrient Therapy

Presented by Albert Mensah, MD and Hosted by the Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance – Greater Chicago
Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: 6445 N Western Ave #1, Chicago, IL 60645

Learn about recent advances in biochemical, nutritional and genetic therapies that can effectively treat depression and bipolar disorder without the use of psychiatric drugs. While medications help alleviate the symptoms of these conditions, they often produce unwanted side effects. Discover how individualized advanced nutrient therapy (vitamins, minerals and amino acids) can naturally repair and restore brain health. The science behind nutritional medicine will be presented as well as the key chemical factors that influence brain chemistry.

A Comprehensive Approach to Biochemical Interventions in Treating Children on the Autism Spectrum

Presented by Albert Mensah, MD
Date: Thurday, March 20, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PST (view archived video on YouTube)

Learn how targeted nutritional and biochemical interventions can help correct the root cause of a child’s developmental and behavioral issues, learning disorders, moodiness, trouble concentrating, restlessness, tantrums, high anxiety and rage as they relate to autism. Topics include information on distinctive biochemical imbalances including undermethylation, copper overload, elevated toxic metals, and other significant deficiencies/overloads. Learn how advanced nutrient therapy is aimed at normalizing a child’s body-brain chemistry, reducing brain inflammation and oxidative stress. Genetics, epigenetics and environment will be discussed including gastrointestinal (GI) tract issues such as malabsorption, food sensitivities, and yeast overgrowth.

Natural Solutions for Children with Attention Difficulties, Behavioral & Learning Challenges

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time: 7 p.m. CST, 8 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. MST, 5 p.m. PST (view archived video on YouTube)

Discover how an understanding of biochemistry can help identify the root cause of a child’s attention issues (including ADHD), moodiness, defiance, hyperactivity, impulsivity, phobias, fears, perfectionism, and OCD. Topics include the long-term effects of stimulant medications and common nutritional deficiencies including zinc deficiency, copper overload and methylation disorders. Learn how advanced nutrient therapy (vitamins, minerals and amino acids) may significantly improve a child’s focus, mood, behavior and academic performance. Download Natural Solutions for Children with Attention Difficulties, Behavioral and Learning Challenges PDF file.

How Your Food Choices Affect Brain & Body Imbalances

Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m. 
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL

Considering a vegan diet? Thinking about going gluten-free? Before you embrace a new diet, attend this important program to learn about the relationship between your food choices and how it affects your brain health. Discover how behavior and thought processes can be affected by what you put on your plate.

Hidden Copper Overload: What Women Should Know About Metal Toxicity

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time: 7 -8:30 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL (view archived video on YouTube)

Join Albert Mensah, MD, and Judith Bowman, MD, as they discuss elevated copper levels, estrogen, birth control and hormone therapy as they relate to anxiety, depression, postpartum, bipolar, fears/phobias, panic attacks, mood swings and other health issues. Learn the signs and symptoms of copper toxicity and discover how elevated copper can be reduced by using appropriate nutrient therapy.

Unlocking the Truth about Alzheimer’s, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Time: 7 -8:30 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL (view archived video on YouTube)

Are you at risk for Alzheimer’s disease or have a family history of dementia? Learn about the causes of this brain disease as it relates to traumatic brain injury, mental and physical activity, toxic metals, epigenetics and oxidative stress. Join Albert Mensah, MD, as he discusses the latest research and ways for you and your family to protect your cognitive health. Discover how cutting-edge antioxidant and advanced nutrient therapies can improve memory, thinking, and behavior.

Anxiety & Depression – Treating the Root Cause Rather than Symptoms

Date: Thursday, January 9, 2014
Time: 7 -8:30 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL (view archived video on YouTube)

While Americans spend billions of dollars on prescription medications, these drugs treat only the symptoms without addressing the underlying root causes of the issue. Learn about biochemical individuality and the five major depression biotypes – undermethylation, folate deficiency, copper overload, pyrrole disorder and toxic metal overload. Discover how targeted nutritional supplementation is a safe, natural, drug-free and effective method for treating anxiety and depression.

Nutritional and Integrative Adjuncts to Conventional Approaches for Psychiatric Disorders

Presented by Albert Mensah, MD and William Walsh, PhD, of Walsh Research Institute

Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
Time: 9 am
Location: KU Medical Center Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center Beller Auditorium Kansas City, Kansas

This symposium featured issues related to integrative medicine and nutritional approaches to psychiatric disorders. It was designed for physicians (MD and DO), registered nurses (RN), advanced practice registered nurses (APRN), social workers, psychologists, naturopathic doctors (ND), dietitians (RD), and nutritionists. Presentation discussed the current evidence for or against the use of integrative approaches as treatment adjuncts in psychiatric disorders, and use of a decision tree that makes appropriate use of individualized nutrient therapies guided by biochemical laboratory assessment and medical history. Presenters discussed key dietary components that are needed for optimal neurotransmitter production, neuronal structure and membrane stabilization.

Understanding the Teenage Brain

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL (view archived video on YouTube)

Learn what parents should know about how to help their children avoid the consequences of risky behavior, and the signs of adolescent psychiatric illnesses and issues, including learning/attention issues (including ADHD), addictive and self-medicating behaviors, eating disorders, mood swings, defiance, perfectionism, anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. While medications can effectively treat this condition, other options exist for those who choose to go the non-drug route. Discover why targeted, individualized nutrient therapies (vitamins, minerals and amino acids) can repair biochemical imbalances and eliminate unwanted behaviors and symptoms.

Mending Autism: New Hope

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL

Targeted nutritional and biochemical interventions can help correct the root cause of a child’s learning/behavioral/developmental issues, moodiness, depression, anxiety, phobias, fears, trouble concentrating, restlessness, tantrums and rage as they relate to autism. The science behind recent advances in biochemical, nutritional and genetic therapies will be presented along with information on digestive issues, heavy metal overload, brain inflammation, and nutrient deficiencies or overloads.

AD(H)D and Neuro Nutrients

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL

Distracted, impulsive, bored or addicted to certain behavior patterns? These traits may be signs of ADHD. Learn how adequate “brain nutrients” are essential for brain function. Learn what to know about this misunderstood disorder, prescription-medication side effects, and nutrient (non-drug) options.

Is It Anxiety . . . Or Is It a Phobia?

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL (view archived video on YouTube)

Most of us have an odd fear or worry about one thing or another. Are you or someone you love finding that being anxious is preventing sleep, affecting work or not being able to enjoy life? Depression and anxiety remain two of the most pervasive mental health issues in American culture today. Learn more about how nutrient imbalances cause anxiety, depression, and fears.

How to Know If It’s Really ADHD

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL
What to know about this misunderstood disorder, medication side effects and key nutrient options.

iObsessed: The Many Forms of OCD

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL (view archived video on YouTube)
Obsessed with your online activities? Exhausted with other “rituals”? Hoarding? Discover how our brains get re-wired and ways to heal the brain.

Mending Autism with Targeted Nutrients

Date: Monday, November 19, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL
Targeted nutritional and biochemical interventions can help correct the root cause of a child’s learning/behavioral/developmental issues, moodiness, depression, anxiety, phobias, fears, trouble concentrating, restlessness, tantrums and rage as they relate to autism. The science behind recent advances in biochemical, nutritional and genetic therapies will be presented along with information on digestive issues, heavy metal overload, brain inflammation, and nutrient deficiencies or overloads.

Is It Anxiety . . . or Is It a Phobia?

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL
Most of us have an odd fear or worry about one thing or another. Are you or someone you love finding that being anxious is preventing sleep, affecting work or not being able to enjoy life? Depression and anxiety remain two of the most pervasive mental health issues in American culture today. Learn more about how nutrient imbalances cause anxiety, depression, and fears.

Understanding the Teenage Brain

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Public informational seminar at our main clinic in Warrenville, IL (view archived video on YouTube)
Learn what parents should know about how to help their children avoid the consequences of risky behavior, and the signs of adolescent psychiatric illnesses and issues, including learning/attention issues (including ADHD), addictive and self-medicating behaviors, eating disorders, mood swings, defiance, perfectionism, anxiety, OCD, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia. While medications can effectively treat this condition, other options exist for those who choose to go the non-drug route. Discover why targeted, individualized nutrient therapies (vitamins, minerals and amino acids) can repair biochemical imbalances and eliminate unwanted behaviors and symptoms.